WordPress Downtown: Child Themes & Why You Should be Using Them!

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Are you tired of losing customizations to your theme after installing updates? A child theme is a separate set of files used to make changes to a theme with no impact to the original theme code. In this Meetup you will learn what a child theme is and when should you use one. This step-by-step walkthrough will give you a solid understanding of what child themes are and how to create your own child themes!

Important: You will need to bring your laptop if you want to follow along with the demonstration. Be sure to have a local development environment installed if you want to create your child theme during the Meetup.

Suggested local dev tools:
Desktop Server (https://serverpress.com/get-desktopserver/)
Local by Flywheel (https://localbyflywheel.com)
MAMP (https://www.mamp.info/en/downloads/)

6:00pm – 6:30pm Introductions & Setup
6:30pm – 7:15pm Child Theme Walkthrough
7:15pm – 7:30pm Q&A (Child themes or anything WordPress!)

We can keep the conversation going after the Meetup, but not in the Library. So let’s grab a bite and/or a drink somewhere nearby!

***Meeting Room A is located in the South Building of the Ft. Myers Regional Library Campus located at 1651, Lee Street, Ft. Myers, FL 33901, adjacent to the library’s free parking lot.